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1. Intro - Fantômas
2. Rockin' It - Brand Nubian
3. Smoothness [Encore Freestyle] - Black Rob
4. Positive Contact - Deltron 3030
5. Soleil Est Près de Moi [Dan the Automator Remix] - Air
6. Destiny - Zero 7
7. Seneca - Tortoise
8. Firesuite - Doves
9. Stroker Ace - Lovage
10. Rhumba - Bobby Digital
11. Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) [Original Version] - Gorillaz
12. Bionix - De La Soul
13. Don't Understand - Masta Ace, Greg Nice
14. Don't Get It Twisted - Jigmastas, Sadat X
15. X-Ecutioners (Theme) Song - Dan the Automator, The X-ecutioners
16. Clockwork - Dilated Peoples

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
A mixtape session of far-flung proportions 25 Mar 2002
By Scott Woods - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a hard album to recommend to a person. It's not that the album isn't any good - it's easily Dan's best offering in the past couple of years, since the Handsome Boy Modeling School record at least - it's just that it's a sampling of Dan's tastes and his tastes are all over the place to say the least. He's produced some great tracks over the years, so any chance you get to see what Dan might put on at a party at his house is a compelling trip you can't help but at least get your feet wet on.
It's even a hard record to suggest to fans of Dan's work if they happen to approach this album from only one source of awareness about what he does as a producer/composer. If you're only hip to his Dr. Octagon work, you'll find some track son here, but if you dig the dreamier "Lovage" record, he's also got you covered. I'm sure someone at Sequence thought it would be a great way to get people caught up on Dan who may be just coming to his catalogue, but it's about as diverse as a mix tape gets, so don't think that you're going to be getting the next Lyricist Lounge or something. It's underground flavored, but his flavors are WAY underground.
All assumptions aside, it's a very good record. it has some spots that I don't dig, but there's so much variety here that it's one of those rare records that actually makes you feel smarter with each listen. You definitely have to hit it with an already open mind, since the songs aren't picked to be charttoppers, but mind-boppers. You have to have a pretty developed sense of musical awareness coupled with a wide appreciation for differing styles (kind of like the Vikter Duplaix "DJ Kicks" record, but even more underground and hip-hop drum trashy), but it pays off in great dividends.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Art of Mix-tapes 7 July 2002
By Brent Bush - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For all those that gave this a bad review because it's "nothing more than a mixtape", obviously missed the point. The art of the mixtape is difficult to master (watch High Fidelity), and The Automator has created a pure masterpiece. This album flows seemlessly from one stlye to another, while including timeless classics (Big Daddy Kane) along with modern freshness (Air, Doves). I'm not going to describe every track, because it's more like one long track, with no need to hit the double arrow button on the right. I am very selective with music, as I'm sure you are if you read all these reviews, so trust me, it will be the best 16 dollars you ever spent (see Handsome Boy).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Automator Proves He's not just an Expectional producer.. 20 Feb 2004
By fetish_2000 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Experiential Hip-Hop producer and one half of "Handsome Boy Modelling School"...Dan the Automator, has a CV in Hip-Hop few can compete with, Having Produced some of the most influential Alternative Hip-Hop albums ever: ("Handsome boy Modelling School/Dr Octagon/Deltron 3030), most people forget that he's also a gifted Dj. And it's with this album that Dan produces a sublime mixtape of tracks that he's produced, as well as other artistes work. His tracklist mixes Progressive Hip-Hop tracks: (Deltron, Black Rob, X-cutioners), Funky breaks, Trip-Hop & smooth Electronica: (Brand Nubian, Dilated Peoples, Bobby Digital, Lovage), with the completely unexpected & not strictly Hip-Hop: (Doves, Air, Gorillaz, Tortoise)....but the moment he moves approximately a quarter of the way in to the mix, from the flat out Hip-Hop of "Deltron's - Positive Contact" into "Air's - Le Soleil est Pres de Moi", and then into "Zero 7's - Destiny" is pinnacle moment in Mix tape sensibilities...as mixing Hip-Hop into Electronica is absolutely no easy task, and it just beautifully illustrates why Dan is so vitally important to the ongoing evolution of Hip-Hop. (P.s. It should be noted that I rate this superb Album 4 1/2 Stars)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Stretches to fill the hip-hop sky 28 Mar 2002
By Brodie C - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Dan the Automator's diverse mix-session shows how boundless hip-hop can be. Lovage's soulful ode to the deed, Bobby Digital's hip-shaking "Rhumba," and Air's captivating instrumental opus are beautiful tracks that balance perfectly against the lyrical slickness of Black Rob's rhymes and the apocalyptic bumrush of Deltron 3030 beats. This CD is an experience. It's how a house party at Dan the Automator's place would feel like. Play it straight through, non-stop, and marvel at how the CD bounces from smoothness to a rum-punch of headbobbing rap. It's not a musically revolutionary album. Nor is it packed with brain-warping raps or conscious songs calling for social change. It's a showcase of how vast hip hop can be. It challenges all musicians to stretch to fill the hip-hop/rock/soul sky. Dan the Automator provides us with musical acrobatics that takes our breath away.
For my favorite Automator songs, scope out the Deltron 3030 cd or Handsome Boy Modeling School's "So, How's Your Girl?" They're just as kicking as this CD.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great Mix 21 Feb 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm usually one to not like mix-tapes or compilations... and ordinarily, I wouldn't have bothered picking one up. but then i saw this in a record store and said, what the hell, i have several Automator records already, they've been good so far, why not grab another... and i wasn't disappointed. it's everything you'd expect in a great mix, dope songs one after the other, and they do well in representing the wide range and styles in the Automator's work. I think the mix could've been more complete if the Automator had included a Dr. Octagon, or a Handsome Boy modeling school track, but all in all, it's pretty fly mix.
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